Anglican Theological Review

The Anglican Theological Review is a quarterly journal devoted to theological reflection. The Anglican Theological Review includes peer-reviewed essays and articles of interest to the Anglican community, including articles on the arts, philosophy, and sciences.

Articles from Vol. 94, No. 1, Winter

After Enlightenment: The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann
After Enlightenment: The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann. By John R. Betz. Maiden, Mass, and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 355pp. $110.95 (cloth)."Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race" (p. 115). This is the sort of sentiment we might expect...
A Theology of the Old Testament: Cultural Memory, Communication, and Being Human
A Theology of the Old Testament: Cultural Memory, Communication, and Being Human. By JoKn W. Rogerson. Minneapolis, Minn,·. Fortress Press, 2010. ? + 214 pp. $29.00 (paper).Theologies of the Old Testament abound, but most address issues such as the role...
Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries
Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries. By Everett Ferguson. Grand Rapids, Mich.·. Eerdmans Publishing, 2009. xxü + 953 pp. $60.00 (cloth).Not a popular survey-type work, nor a once-over-lightly treatment,...
Behaving in Public: How to Do Christian Ethics
Behaving in Public: How to Do Christian Ethics. By Nigel Biggar. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing, 2011. 142 pp. $16.00 (paper).In an age of increasing divisiveness and polarization, Nigel Biggar's Behaving in Public proposes a compelling new...
Crisis and Renewal: The Era of the Reformations
Crisis and Renewal: The Era of the Reformations. By R. Ward Holder. The Westminster History of Christian Thought. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009. xv + 272 pp. $30.00 (paper)."Why another history of the Reformation?" R. Ward Holder...
Editor's Notes
Part of the mission of the Anglican Theological Review is to foster learned conversations concerning important matters facing Christ's church in our time. This issue of the ATn touches on a number of these matters directly and indirectly.In the first...
From Rights to Rites: A Eucharistic Reframing of the Abortion Debate
In our cultural climate abortion remains a divisive issue, in which much of the rhetoric is toxic. My argument bypasses the usual but contested questions of rights, the beginnings of life, and even moral rectitude, and instead analyzes the Book of Common...
God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens/A Reasonable God: Engaging the New Face of Atheism
God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens. By John F. Haught. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008. 156 pp. $17.00 (paper).A Reasonable God: Engaging the New Face of Atheism. By Gregory E. Ganssle. Waco,...
God Incarnate: Explorations in Christology
God Incarnate: Explorations in Christology, By Oliver D. Crisp. London: T&T Clark, 2009. 200 pp. $130.00 (cloth}; $34.95 (paper).Oliver D. Crisp calls his new book an "exercise in analytic theology" (p. 1). By analytic theology he means to employ...
God Is Great, God Is Good: Why Believing in God Is Reasonable and Responsible
God Is Great, God Is Good: Why Believing in God Is Reasonable and Responsible. Edited by William Lane Craig and Chad Meister. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2009. 265 pp. $19.00 (paper).It is not a surprise to hear that William Lane Craig and...
God, Science, Sex, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics
God, Science, Sex, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics. Edited by Patricia Beattie Jung and Aana Marie Vigen, with John Anderson. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 2010. 287 pp. $30.00 (paper).God,...
Kierkegaard's Attack upon "Christendom" and the Episcopal Church
Kierkegaard's Attack upon "Christendom" was aimed at the established church in Denmark. Since the Episcopal Church often has a fantasy of establishment, this essay explores the implications of Kierkegaard's book for the American church. Kierkegaard first...
Music and Vital Congregations: A Practical Guide for Clergy
Music and Vital Congregations: A Practical Guide for Clergy. By William Bradley Roberts. New York: Church Publishing, 2009. ix + 133pp. $20.00 (paper).In this book, William Bradley Roberts identifies and briefly discusses eight of what he considers to...
Parade: Poems of Light and Dark Alike
Parade: Poems of Light and Dark Alike. By Frederick Borsch. Los Angeles, Calif.: Cathedral Center Press, 2010. viii + 70 pp. $13.00 (paper).Poetry uses language in special ways in order to reveal depths of meaning that Have been forgotten, ignored, or...
Poetic Theology: God and the Poetics of Everyday Life
Poetic Theology: God and the Poetics of Everyday Life. By William A. Dyrness, Grand Rapids, Mich,; Eerdmans Publishing, 2011, xiii + 338pp. $26.00 (paper).Imagine a representative sample of twenty-first century, middle-class Americans - one man loves...
Poiema
Poiema. By D. S. Martin. Eugene, Ore.: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2008. 84 pp. $13.00 (paper).To read D. S. Martins Poiema is to embark on a journey through the richness of ufe, its complexities and challenges, its joys and shadows. While finely wrought,...
Relationality, Impossibility, and the Experience of God in John Donne's Erotic Poetry
How does theology name the experience of God in the context of human relationships-specifically, relationships of erotic love? While many contemporary theologians have focused on ways in which relational harmony mediates the experience of God, this article...
The Arrogance of Nations: Reading Romans in the Shadow of Empire
The Arrogance of Nations: Reading Romans in the Shadow of Empire. By Neil Elliott. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2008. 223 pp. $22.00 (paper).In The Arrogance of Nations Neil Elliott notes the parallels between ancient Roman imperialism and the...
The Baptismal Ecclesiology of Holy Women, Holy Men: Developments in the Theology of Sainthood in the Episcopal Church
In 2009, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church approved a new liturgical resource, Holy Women, Holy Men, adding over one hundred commemorations to the calendar. A list of criteria approved in 2006 guided the work of the committee that produced...
The Burning Bush: On the Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God
The Burning Bush: On the Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God. By Sergius Bulgakov. Translated by Thomas Allan Smith. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing, 2009. xxiv + 191 pp. $28.00 (paper).The work of Sergms Bulgakov, one of the most controversial...
The Covenant Conundrum: How Affirming an Eschatological Ecclesiology Could Help the Anglican Communion
This article argues that it is insufficient to ask merely whether the proposed Anglican Covenant is confessional, contractual, conservative, centralizing, or punitive, the themes currently to the fore in the covenant debate. Instead, the Communion must...
The Myth of the Shiksa and Other Essays/What Are You Going to Do with Your Life? Unpublished Writings and Diaries
The Myth of the Shiksa and Other Essays.By Edwin H. Friedman. New York: Seabuiy Boob, 2008. xi + 212 pp. $28.00 (paper).What Are You Going to Do with Your Life? Unpublished Writings and Diaries. By Edwin H. Friedman, New York: Seabury Books, 2009. xiii...
Walking with Ruskin
Walking with Ruskin. By Robert Cording. Fort Lee, N. J. : CavanKerry Press Ltd., 2010. 93 pp. $16.00 (paper).At the outset of Walking with Ruskin, poet Robert Cording invites his readers to join the pursuit of local wonders. Sharing a Christian worldview...
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